Singing “The Drive of Life” Hacken has his “first time”

TVB and CCTV are working together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. Together they are producing "The Drive of Life", bringing together actors from Hong Kong and Mainland to create a must watch series. TVB regards this series as highly important and is using the beautiful women: Sheren Tang, Jessica Hsuan, Charmaine Sheh, Myolie Wu, Gigi Wong and Toby Leung. The gentlemen include: Damian Lau, Michael Miu, Joe Ma, Raymond Lam, Ron Ng and Ng Wai Kwok. This is going to be one of the biggest productions this year. As for the themesong, nothing less can be expected. Hong Kong’s Hacken Lee and Mainland’s Steve Chou will provide the vocals and Hong Kong’s sinfonietta will provide the accompaniment.

Yesterday, Hacken while recording the themesong revealed that "the sky this blue" was composed by Joseph Koo, and that the conductor, Yip Wing Sie, for the sinonietta was an old friend. He laughed "I’m really happy! A big production is looking for a little singer for the themesong. I’m lucky in that since my first album, every album has had 2 or 3 songs which are TVB themesongs. But for something this big. It’s my first time." Reporters joked that as TVB’s godson, of course he’d be used. Hacken quickly responded "It’s different. TVB has so many actors that they were probably afraid of someone becoming jealous and couldn’t decide on who to pick. In the end they got me to sing."

Hacken revealed that the themesong would incorporate Mandarin and Cantonese. He would be responsible for the Cantonese and Steve would be responsible for the Mandarin. As Steve has been so busy recently, he doesn’t have time to record in Hong Kong. So the two can only record separately and put the audio together afterwards.

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